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Obama tests the bounds of lame-duckery

August 18, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck."
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Webcast Extra: The IRS and Obama's Second Term

August 14, 2014
The IRS targets the tea party, and President Obama reacts to Benghazi.
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Speaker Boehner Shoots Down Impeachment Talk, Blasts Democrats for Pushing It

July 30, 2014
Jeff Zeleny | ABC News
Speaker John Boehner shot down talk of impeachment once again today -- raising his voice as he blamed Democrats for trying to push the idea for political gain.
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Coordinated Sanctions Aim at Russia’s Ability to Tap Its Oil Reserves

July 30, 2014
Peter Baker, Alan Cowell, James Kanter | The New York Times
The United States and Europe kicked off a joint effort on Tuesday intended to curb Russia’s long-term ability to develop new oil resources, taking aim at the Kremlin’s premier source of wealth and power in retaliation for its intervention in Ukraine.
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Barack Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

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July 30, 2004
Ten years ago this week, a Democratic Senate candidate named Barack Obama burst onto the national scene when he delivered the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. On Washington Week, The Washington Post's David Broder, Time's Michael Duffy...

Crises in Ukraine & the Middle East and Immigration Challenges at Home

July 25, 2014
International and domestic crises with Ukraine, the Middle East and immigration
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Webcast Extra: Conflict Overseas and in U.S.: Will anything be solved?

July 25, 2014
IS on the offensive, Putin gets his hands dirty, and Congress' final weeks...
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